Having moved to Philadelphia from the Ohio countryside, I couldn’t help but notice there were less outrageous (and often tacky) Christmas displays in people’s yards – something I had grown up with and enjoyed in Ohio. So I was totally cheered by this video that Heather, our Direct Operations Manager, took a couple of weeks ago. She and some friends went on a night-time scooter ride around south Philadelphia, and got really fun footage of all the holiday lights! It’s a real festive and fun video – and at the very end there is a cameo by a cute baby! Enjoy – and if you want to see the video in higher quality, just click on the screen and get whisked off to Youtube, where the high quality version lives.
I couldn’t resist posting this adorable video of two kitties conversing with one another! You may have already seen it, as it’s apparently had 55,000 views! I showed it to my kitties at home and they watched it with interest – really, they did!
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The Free People Buying and Planning teams adopted 3 families through the Salvation Army this holiday. Here is a photo of them shopping for gifts!
We were so happy we were able to help these families get some things they needed and hopefully made their holiday more cheerful.
Merry Christmas & Happy 5th day of Hanukkah!
Happy Holidays to all!
Picture of cute snowmen via LookU.
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Happy holidays from the New York showroom team! Here they are enjoying a little pot luck holiday celebration in the office.
I really like this bracelet that was spotted on Dries Van Noten’s Spring runway! It’s so cute and festive – but even better is that Carbon Couture has created an awesome DIY version, with step-by-step instructions so it’s really easy to make! See how cute their version is below – I kind of like it even better than the Dries Van Noten one! Click here to go to the instructions!
Now that’s a Christmas tree that doesn’t take up too much floor space! Jane of All the Luck in the World created this alternative tree with a bunch of random objects she had laying around that she had collected over the years. The objects themselves are so pretty and interesting – they’re like the tree and the ornaments all in one!
Via black. white. bliss. & Apartment Therapy Los Angeles.
A lot of you have a little break next week, and maybe you want a fun holiday craft to do? I posted these a couple years ago and everyone loved them, so I thought I’d share again!
Our display team made these beaded trees with those styrofoam cones you can buy at the craft store, a bunch of beads, and straight pins. They are SO easy to make and look so pretty and festive. Dump out that bead box and start pinning!
I can see these looking really pretty in more specific colors too, like if you did one all white and sparkly, or used just a few colors instead of the rainbow.
This week, I have a pretty simple question for you – well, it appears simple anyway! I still can’t decide what my own answer will be!
One of our newer items is the Floral Tiered Convertible Skirt. It’s really cute and versatile, and can be worn a couple different ways!
Here is the skirt is shown styled as a skirt, and in deep sea combo.
Below is the the skirt shown styled as a dress in grey.
So which way do you think looks best? Do you like it styled as a skirt or a dress?
I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable picture of baby Ruby with you! Ruby’s mother is Julie, our Email Support Supervisor at our customer service center in South Carolina. Ruby just turned 3 months old on Tuesday, and is all dressed up for the holidays! So cute!